Sophisticated Bling

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The brief from the owners of this architectural home to designer Davina Sutton, was for a bold design with wow factor that would pay homage to their Indian culture and background, within a modern elegant context.  

As the ensuite was to integrate seamlessly into the architecture and the overall feel of the master wing, it was imperative the design was clean lined, that attractive bathroom fittings were a focal point and that it incorporated sophisticated references to a culture that embraces boldness and colour.

While the result is modern and restrained by its clean lines, there are elements of boldness and vibrancy seen throughout. The layout forms a practical space, with a double walk-in shower space at one end of the footprint. This is fitted with Vola slide and rain shower head as well as body jets to provide the full shower experience. A separate toilet space is pinned between two walls to allow for privacy.

Enhancing the sense of spaciousness and wow factor, the vanity is presented on entry into the space. Designed as a piece of furniture, its selected veneer finish, in an engineered dark tone, sets the stage for the contrasting Crema Marfil polished marble top and the stunning glass-blown, hand-painted gold relief vanity bowls. This, in combination with the gold plated, contemporary wall-mounted tapware, makes strong reference to the client’s cultural heritage, with an element of sophisticated bling.

The freestanding stone bath was selected for its simplicity and restrained form, which is purposely nestled between three walls to provide a sense of enclosure and restoration; a spot to linger and unwind.

The main body of tiling in a 600 x 600 modular Crema Marfil polished marble tile, is simple and modern it its approach. The contrast between this and the selected mixed media mosaic to the semi height walls, as well as behind the bath, provides a layered depth of form and enhances the feeling of space.

Photography by Anthony Turnham

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